DragonFly-master (i.e. 4.7) now disables DSA keys by default. If you are using a DSA key for SSH/SFTP/whatever, you should change it anyway. Otherwise, it won’t work without workarounds after your next 4.7 upgrade, or by the time of the next DragonFly release.
KnoxBUG’s next meeting is tomorrow night, and Mark Sumter is presenting on ZFS. Visit if you are near Tennessee.
Enjoy! I am going to have irregular network access over the next week, so this may be the only post for several days.
- The Eternal Mainframe. (via)
- Compilation and Hyperthreading.
- Systemd Rolls Out Its Own Mount Tool. (via)
- Removing the PowerShell curl alias? (via)
- Whatever Happened to Wordstar? (via)
- Fedora 25 To Run Wayland By Default. (via)
- 80’s motion graphics. So very eighties.
- Sitting Up: A brief history of chairs. (via)
- More, less, and a story of typical Unix fossilization. (via)
- The Amiga Boing Ball Explained. (via)
- THE GIF IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE GIF. (via)
- The IBM System/360: the first modular, general-purpose computer. (via)
- The Enterprise Media Distribution Platform At The End Of This Book. I really like what happened there. (via)
- Network operating system for a Linux-like file server. “Hey, I’ll write my own operating system” – a common reflex.
- The Internet of Poorly Working Things. This is sort of what the OpenBSD project has been about for a long time. The story links to important stuff, which led me to this little genius trick.
I don’t know how I ended up with 3 pfSense items to lead with – it just happened.
- pfsense 2.3.x passive ftp.
- PFsense DMZ on ESXi.
- Assistance with routing issue with pfSense VM.
- FreeNAS: Open Source Storage Operating System. (via)
- User manages to get OpenBSD and FreeBSD working with Libreboot. (via)
- HardenedBSD switches to LibreSSL in base as the default crypto lib. (via)
- BSD Question.
- Hardened Operating Systems.
- Performance Improvements for FreeBSD Kernel Debugging. (via)
- SNI support added to libtls, httpd in -current.
- Cover reveal for “PAM Mastery”.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/08/22.
- Synth – A simple, fast drop-in alternative to 3Ps: Portmaster, Portupgrade, and Poudriere (for FreeBSD and DragonFly). Surely you knew of this already? (via)
It’s been a very slow news week, but at least there’s a new BSDNow episode: The Fresh BSD Experience. There’s an interview with the FreeBSD Foundation intern, Drew Gurkowski, and a lot of ARM news.
Accidental nostalgia theme!
- Halcyon Days: Interviews with Classic Computer and Video Game Programmers. Did I post this before? (via)
- A History of Early Versions of Adventure. (via)
- Colossal Cave Adventure, linked in comments to the previous.
- A History of Palm, Part 1: Before the PalmPilot.
- “If you’re a fan of something, tell the creator.“
- The One-Second Dash.
- Bus1: a new Linux interprocess communication proposal. Here we go again. (via)
- Bare-metal writing. Important for the collaboration of Jim Henson and Raymond Scott for IBM.
- On the history and justification of the C programming language. (via)
For once, I’m not working on Saturday, so even though this is last minute, at least I’m not in a race with the clock.
- ZFS High-Availability NAS. (via)
- Steam on FreeBSD. (via)
- Reminder: Next SemiBUG meeting is on the 23rd.
- Want to help move a cabinet of BSD User Group equipment, in NYC?
- “results-oriented and non-ideological“.
- BSD, guava. (via)
- OpenSSH is/has been deprecating DSA keys. This affects FreeBSD, and probably DragonFly too.
- The third “Hosting files using ZFS” class is available.
- connect doesn’t restart. OpenBSD pkg_add.
- OPNSense is at version 16.7.2 and gained a team member.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/08/15.
- Linux kernel, the port. (via)
- MidnightBSD 0.8 out. (via)
- UEFI multibooting: FreeBSD and DragonFly BSD.
There’s been multiple reports of pulseaudio causing problems for DragonFly users. It would get pulled in as a dependency, and audio would suddenly stop working. Uninstall, and audio is fine. John Marino has removed it from dports, to prevent that exact problem.
BSDNow 155: no Allan, but an interview with Myke Geiger about using FreeBSD in an ISP role, and a bunch of news items.
If you are on DragonFly-current, AKA DragonFly 4.7, make sure to perform a full buildworld on your next upgrade. Tomohiro Kusumi changed a Hammer ioctl, and the buildworld is needed to keep everything in sync.
A manageable batch of links this week.
- Hackers Make the First-Ever Ransomware for Smart Thermostats. IoCrapT.
- A Brief History of Email Apps. I like the layout. (via)
- Chinese Hunting Chinese Over POP3 In Fjord Country. Long and worth it.
- Ring Message Bus on RS-232.
- it’s hard work printing nothing.
- The lost infrastructure of social media. (via)
- Quadrilateral Cowboy’s Code Is Now Open Source.
- Simplenote now open source. Except that’s the only client, not the server. Being allowed to repaint someone else’s house is not home ownership.
- The Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol. (via)
- Mental Models. (via)
- HPE Acquires SGI For $275 Million. Linking for SGI nostalgia. (via)
The Lumina release is the highlight of the week.
- Lumina 1.0.0 released. It’s a BSD-first desktop environment, hooray!
- OpenBSD Gaming Resource. I’ve wanted this for all BSDs – just hopping through ports/pkgsrc/dports. (via)
- OpenBSD binpatches and package updates.
- FreeBSD Core statement on recent freebsd-update and related vulnerabilities.
- OpenBSD removes armish support. (via)
- n2k16 hackathon report: guenther@ on RELRO support in binutils and arch specific cleanup.
- tmpfs on its last legs. For OpenBSD.
- 200 packages with the greatest number of patches. In pkgsrc.
- Anyone used a TrueNAS system?
- Enlightenment on OpenBSD! Dunno about those last steps…
- When BSD and Ubuntu meet on the dance floor, magic should happen.
- new shadow passwd functions.
- FreeBSD on a tiny system; what’s missing. (via)
It’s a good week to learn: BSDNow 154 has no interview, but a lot of tutorials, including ones on GhostBSD, Enlightenment, Steam on FreeBSD, and so on.
The last bits of Linux emulation have been removed from DragonFly. It’s 32-bit, so it’s been unsupported since DragonFly went to 64-bit only with the 4.0 release. Also, some other 32-bit only items are gone, including the cs, ep, ex, fe, and vx network drivers. It’s almost impossible that anyone was using it, but it’s notable because that’s some… 15-20k lines of code gone? Removal of unused code is also positive.
Because this always happens just after I create a DragonFly release, there’s a new version of OpenSSL. However, this is for version 1.0.2. 1.0.1 is what’s in the release, and it’s supported through the end of the year.
OpenSSH has a major version bump in DragonFly, to 7.3p1. This means some features – specifically patches for High Performance Networking – are no longer there, and you’ll get an error if your config file requires them. Either remove the options from your config, or install OpenSSH from dports.
Getting esoteric this week.
- Oh… That’s why the servers are down every night! (via)
- Terminals Are Weird. (via)
- Making industrial controls network highly available/redundant. An often untouched area of system administration.
- The Inner JSON Effect. (via)
- Notes on Post-Post-Modern-Modern Programming. (also via)
- GCHQ: Boiling Frogs.
- How not to fix Government IT. (this and previous via I think?)
- Restoring Y Combinator’s Xerox Alto, day 4: What’s running on the system. (via)
- Surprises of the Faraday Cage.
- 51nb’s Thinkpad X62 with Broadwell i7 available as complete laptop. (via)
- Protecting Networks with SATAN. I remember this! (via)
- Ops School Curriculum. (via)
- Earth-friendly EOMA68 Computing Devices. Computer on a swappable card. (via)
- random failures. Entertaining links to RNG usage failures.
- Typefaces for Source Code Beautification. (via)
- The Blog That Disappeared. Why I self-host. (via)
Slightly calmer this week.
- A slow / low-end system capable of running most modern BSDs. (via)
- FreeBSD Myths, with discussion on Hacker News and lobste.rs.
- Why don’t companies use FreeBSD as much in production as Linux?
- pfSense questions.
- OpenBSD release song for 6.0: “Another Smash of the Stack”. (via)
- Hello FreeNAS! Goodbye Drobo and Iomega… (via)
- n2k16 hackathon report: Ken Westerback on dhclient, bridges, routing and more
- OPNsense 16.7.1 released
- Resources on the BSD Make System.
- powerd++, a replacement for powerd on FreeBSD. The port is “powerdxx”. (via)
- Should I use doas instead sudo?
- The BSD Daemon feature in mexican candy packaging.
- NetBSD removes last RWX page in amd64 kernel.
Garbage 37 is out, with talk about their format and timing, OpenBSD material, and more Chromebook discussion.
Thanks to a reminder from IRC user ‘cgag’, I’ve put an uncompressed ISO image of DragonFly 4.6 up on the main site. It’s linked on the download page, and should be available within 24 hours on the mirrors. If you are buying service from a virtual host provider, and can install an operating system directly from a downloadable URL, this is for you.
If you are near New York City, NYCBUG’s InstallFest is happening just before 7 PM Wednesday at the usual Stone Creek bar meeting location. Go, see what strange hardware turns up.
A mix of hard thinking and jokes today.
- Notes on notation and thought. (via)
- How has BitKeeper changed since it was used for the Linux kernel. (also via)
- McBullseye and the Hidden Network.
- I found six late 80’s Sysadmin posters in Imgur. Not really 80s.
- Comic-Con and FOSS Comic Book Solutions.
- A set of custom unix-like utilities that any developer could benefit from.
- How NOT to get help in open source. (via)
- The Delphi Method Techniques and Applications. (via)
- Wot I Think: Quadrilateral Cowboy. Aggressively retro-styled.
Your unrelated video link of the week: Duelin’ Firemen.
I did all of this in a hour, because I had so many tabs saved from during the week. Don’t get overwhelmed!
- EuroBSDCon 2016 schedule has been released.
- OPNsense 16.7 released.
- 2016Q2 FreeBSD Status Report.
- SemiBUG has a Twitter. Here’s their last meeting, and the next is 8/23.
- August 3rd: NYCBUG Installfest. Go just to see what weird hardware shows up.
- Attacks against FreeBSD Update components. (via)
- How do I dual boot FreeBSD 10.3 with Windows 10?
- Steam on FreeBSD 11-CURRENT. (via)
- ZFS and RAID.
- OpenBSD 6.0 pre-orders up.
- OpenBSD 6.0 to be released September 1, 2016. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016 talks and tutorials. (via and via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/25.
- Why FreeBSD? by Hamza Sheikh.
- pfSense 2.3.2 is out.
- AWS VPN config supports pfSense 2.2.5+.
- FreeBSD 11 Beta2 is available.
- n2k16 hackathon report: Stefan Sperling on dhclient bugs, iwm(4) issues.
- Will switching to FreeBSD give me an advantage over Linux when it comes to gaming?
- Translation Status for 1.0.0. (Lumina)
- one reason to hate openbsd.
- Status of wireless support for MacBook Pro (late 2011)
- Am I doing it wrong?
- VirtualBox 5.x finally on FreeBSD.
- Some notes on our new generation of ZFS-based file servers.
- A Grand Experiment by Leo Laporte. Shifting to BSD. (via)
- Announcing PacBSD (Formerly named ArchBSD). (via)
- OpenBSD: Release Songs: 6.0: “Another Smash of the Stack”. (via)
Bonus DragonFly items, sent by Rolinh on IRC:
- Migrate UFS drive from FreeNAS to DragonFly BSD
- Ask HN: DragonflyBSD – Do anyone use it in production?
I’m a bit late on this, but: If you are using DragonFly-current, you will need to rebuild world. If you are on 4.4, this won’t matter until you go to 4.6, and you’d be rebuilding world and kernel for that anyway.
(4.6 will probably be tagged this weekend.)
“Where is RC1?” you may ask? I tagged the first release candidate some days ago, and this bug was immediately found right after. It was easier to go right to RC2 once a fix was found.
This candidate will probably lead directly to a release version, so if you want to run the release version exactly, wait a few days.
Off-the-beaten-path links this week. Strap in!
- The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99. (via)
- Magnetic core memory reborn. (via)
- Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance – Bunnie Huang.
- Why I’m Suing the US Government – also Bunnie Huang.
- Old, special phone numbers. I’ve used 800-444-4444 a lot when tracing lines.
- The Wanton Role-Playing (WaRP) and Mini-Six game systems. (via)
- Brief interviews with very small publishers. (via)
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names. (via)
- Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Phone Numbers. (via previous and here)
- A Practical Guide to (Correctly) Troubleshooting with Traceroute. A PDF, and infinitely useful. (via)
- I Can’t Believe I’m Saying This, But I Miss My CDs. (via I lost it, sorry)
- This used to be Ethernet. (via)
- turn up the hope (report from the HOPE convention from Ted Unangst)
- VimGIFs. (via)
- HyperTerm, an open-source in-browser terminal emulator. (via)
Your unrelated animated GIF of the week: Permanent Wink.
Adding a new “BUG” category, cause there’s enough ongoing BSD user group activity these days that it’s a reoccurring theme. That makes me happy.
- OPNsense 16.7-RC2 released.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/18.
- Another Release of FreeBSD on the Horizon: My Thoughts.
- Why we use OpenBSD at VidiGuard.
- Thinking about switching from arch Linux to freebsd. I’m a complete bsd noob, pointers?
- Slides from Josh Grosse’s OpenBSD ports presentation at SemiBUG.
- New dmesg output from a variety of hardware. (via)
- EuroBSDCon 2016: registration is now open!
- PHP modules are now automatically enabled in pkgsrc.
Garbage 35 is up, with news about ChiBUG, an OpenBSD hackathon, and the ritual shaming of computer equipment.
Fuzzing sounds cute, but it’s about finding security problems, not checking for adorable guinea pigs or llamas or something like that. It’s also episode 151 of BSDNow. It looks like there’s no specific interview this week, but plenty of interesting topics and links listed.
the i915 support in DragonFly now matches the Linux 4.4 kernel, which is good news if you have a Broxton, Skylake, or Cherryview processor, plus it adds a variety of fixes.
I like finding “This is how I did it” stories from people, as they are often really useful for anyone else trying to do the same “it”. Here’s Dave MacFarlane’s UEFI install story. (Note he’s still needing touchpad support.)
It’s a nerdy Lazy Reading today. Well, nerdier than usual, I think.
- Favorite Networking Links? Help a TA! Multiple good links there.
- UNIX Helps Put Out Fires.
- How to Write a History of Writing Software. (via)
- Canonical’s Snap: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. PC-BSD already did similar packaging – and stopped. (via)
- Acorn and Amstrad. (via)
- Dudley Buck’s Forgotten Cryotron Computer. (via)
- Unix for Poets. (PDF, via)
- Remembering Roger Faulkner, UNIX Legend. (via)
- The Megaprocessor. That’s the biggest CPU ever I seen. (also via)
- Biohacking for Newbies: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Getting an NFC Chip Implant.
- bug.n. For those who like wmii, i3, Xmonad, and so on, but are stuck on Windows.
- Surprising reasons to use a syntax-coloring editor.
- About Devio.us
- Let’s Encrypt client from BSD in C. (via)
- ZFS Deadlock: ‘Directory of Death’. (via)
- BSD vs. Linux (2005) Old, but new comments at the source link.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/07/11.
- “PAM Mastery” tech reviewers wanted.
- pkgsrc-2016Q2 is out.
- Errata and patches released! OpenBSD.
- my int is too big Related to previous link, I think.
- TXLF 2016 Recap.
- mandoc-1.13.4 released.
- usermount being removed from OpenBSD.
- Are you in Scottsdale, AZ, and want to talk about I assume fiction or BSD?
- (late update) LibertyBSD 5.9 is out.
A useful tip: if your DragonFly machine isn’t usually on 24/7 (e.g. a laptop, not a server), you should move your Hammer cleanup from 3 AM to sometime when the computer is normally on.
BSDNow has reached their I think semicentennial episode, “Sprinkle A Little BSD Into Your Life“. For this episode, they interview Jim Brown about BSD Certification and his FreeBSD-running sprinkler system, plus more news.
karu.pruun shares a story of manually installing DragonFly on a UEFI-booting machine. In this case, it’s a Macbook, though there’s other non-fruit UEFI machines out there?
It’s exactly what the title is: ipfw3 now does NAT in-kernel, without locking. I have no benchmarks to point at, unfortunately. The commit has usage examples.
Assembled hastily on Saturday, which is later than I’ve been in a long time.
- Don’t tug on that, you never know what it might be attached to.
- “Beautiful artwork plays the UNIX timestamp on cymbals“. A 32-bit art installation, judging from the year 2038 time limit.
- Every parallel ATA connection ever in one device, or close to it.
- The Forgotten Early History of Fanfiction. (via)
- The Secret Nuclear History of Cat Videos. Where diffserv levels came from, in a very thorough explanation. (also via)
- DevOps vs. SRE. (via)
- “NetBox is an IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool.” I really could have used this about 8 years ago. (also via)
- Mathematical term or Hollywood movie?
- Xerox Alto Restoration Part 3: drive ok and First boot attempt. (via)
- Sil, a roguelike that is as Tolkienish as possible. (via)
- Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful. (via)
- What to Consider When the Platforms Show Up with Money. This is why I still run the Digest as my own site, rather than through Facebook/Twitter/Medium/whatever. (via)
Unrelated link of the week: Heavy metal riff generator. (via) Related to unrelated: Heavy Metal and Natural Language Processing – Part 1. (via)
I was on the road all this week, so this doesn’t range as far as usual. I’ll be charging through my RSS feed backlog over the next few days.
- garbage: Z-Wave of ze future. Missed linking to it on Friday because of driving. Lots of Vim conversation!
- The state of libreSSL in FreeBSD. (via)
- New 2016Q3 branch. (of FreeBSD ports)
- Core.9 is now in session.
- Defeating CryptoLocker Attacks with ZFS by Michael Dexter.
- Looking for awesome BSD DTrace materials.
- A request for BSD variants information.
- BSD podcast?
- The Design and Implementation of the Anykernel and Rump Kernels (second edition). (via)
- Lumina 1.0.0 sources frozen.
- OPNsense 16.7RC1 available.
- TrueNAS 9.10 out.
- BSD Graphics Stack for AMD.
The NYCBUG meeting happening tomorrow night, June 6th, is on the two different BSDs (RetroBSD and LiteBSD) that can run on the super-tiny PIC32 microcontroller. Go if you are near.
Half of this was done while trapped in day 3 of a 3-day planning and training meeting at work.
- Start multi-tasking with your virtual reality headset. (via)
- My condolences, you’re now the maintainer of a popular open source project. (via)
- The quick and simple editor for cron schedule expressions. (via)
- Here is why Emacs uses Meta key. (via)
- CP/M development environment setup. (via)
- Rm -rf / in Windows Subsystem for Linux reveals sharp set of teeth. Well, duh. (via)
- How an Archive of the Internet Could Change History. (via)
- Building your own ISP hardware.
- verifying copies – find, xargs, du, ls, md5sum, and diff, oh my! (via)
- The Moral Economy of Tech. “Machine learning is like money laundering for bias.” (via many places)
- Xerox Alto Restoration Part 2: Firing up the monitor. (via)
- “My God, it’s full of yaks!!” (via)
- Oh My God(s): Dwarf Fortress’s Creation Myths & Magic.
- Cryptographic Storage Cheat Sheet. (via)
- Related to last week: Tea Pi. (via)
- Tiny Unix Tools for Windows. (via)
- The Chronicles of George. (via I lost it, sorry)
Your unrelated video link of the week: Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2016. Scroll down for the videos, embedded and linked.
Lots of user group items this week.
- KnoxBUG has both July and August presentations planned – July 26th is the next, on cryptography and identity assurance.
- SemiBUG is looking for September+ presentations.
- NYCBUG’s RetroBSD and LiteBSD presentation is in 4 days, and there will be an instalfest on August 3rd.
- HOPE is July 22-24, and will have a BSD presence. (FreeBSD Foundation)
- “what are the disadvantages of using software like pfSense, vyos etc. over enterprise quality routers?“
- BSDs and Trim the SSD.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/27.
- USENIX ATC 2016 Conference Recap.
- OPNSense 16.1.18 released, which I think is the last 16.1.* release.
- FreeBSD just in time.
- Samsung acquires Joyent. Joyent are big pkgsrc users. (via)
The system I had for running a go builder died. I am running out of extra hardware. Is there someone who is using Go and DragonFly and is willing to commit to running a semi-dedicated builder?
I’m actually linking to this week’s Garbage podcast on time. They have shirts coming in now!
This weeks’ BSDNow has an interview with Edicarla Andrade & Vinícius Zavam about FreeBSD-powered robots. Yep, robots. There’s other news there too, but it’s not as interesting unless it is about lasers.
There’s a new digital library in Kisumu, Kenya – and it’s running DragonFly for file storage.
Hammer2 now has inode indexing, which Matthew Dillon was avoiding while trying to create more efficient hardlink support. The result is now with that problem solved, more updates can come in: NFS support, mtime updates, output changes, code removal, and lots of other changes, not all of which I’m even linking.
If you have a NVMe chipset under DragonFly, you now can use a special utility to retrieve status information: nvmectl. Right now, only ‘info’ is implemented.
I was traveling and completely missed this, even though it’s on a regular schedule: garbage: Pirates of the Corebootean.
Did this early too, but ended up with lots of links.
- The cost of things is getting out of control.
- We’re pretty happy with SQLite. (via)
- A Research Unix Reader, by Douglas McIlroy. (via)
- Twenty years of free software, part 1: Ikiwiki. (via)
- Spaceship Generator: A blender script that procedurally generates 3D spaceships. (via)
- Evolution of C programming practices – Unix 1973–2015. (via)
- The Rise of New Operations. This all seems oriented towards a very specific type of company. (via)
- The Forrest Gump of the Internet. Open internet vs. closed. (via)
- The RC2014 Retro Computer. (via)
- Y Combinator’s Xerox Alto: restoring the legendary 1970s GUI computer. (via)
- The Greek clock.
- Episode 3: A New Breed of Intellectual Property.
- Dennis Ritchie’s cousin.
- vmtouch – the Virtual Memory Toucher. (via)
- Why determining location by IP is often wrong.
- Comet photos + GIFs.
A good amount of user group material this week.
- Installfest, Spread the word at HOPE! BSD Installfest, July 22-24, New York City.
- Vote up if… Dragonfly should be on the Desktop!
- My BSDCan “OpenPAM & BSD” talk
- SNIA DSI Recap. Big numbers!
- NetBSD Introduction by Siju Oommen George.
- HardenedBSD vs OpenBSD. (via)
- Distrowatch reviews four more live upgrade methods, including PC-BSD and OpenBSD. (via)
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/20.
- BSD Magazine for May. (A little late, but this is the newest issue.)
- June meeting minutes from SemiBUG.
- If you want to install RetroBSD or LiteBSD at the July NYCBUG meeting, Brian Callahan has a list of hardware sources for you. (I did not know of Olimex before…)
This is limited to some users of specific Intel video chipsets, but: if you get odd screen artifacts in X, the ‘vesa’ driver may work just fine for you. Or turn acceleration off. Or set ‘drm.i915.enable_execlists=0’ according to zrj on #dragonflybsd.
(Updated to reflect all the answers in the thread and elsewhere.)
BSDNow 147 is available, with an interview of Glen Barber and Peter Wemm. They’re talking about release engineering, as you may have guessed from the title.
Tomohiro Kasumi wrote a lengthy explanation of what “@@” means, in the context of the Hammer file system. It acts as a sort of signifier for each actual Hammer pseudo-file-system, since it’s possible to null-mount these anywhere in DragonFly, under all sorts of names. Don’t trust my summary, though – read his.
I got me a retro Teasmade, so as you read this, I’m probably waking up to a fresh cup. It’s not very practical, but it is fun.
- Mastering Programming. (via)
- Should you be scared of Unix signals? (via)
- The earliest versions of the very first C compiler. (via)
- Typosquatting programming language package managers. Well, there’s a new worry I never had before. (via)
- Programmable hardware: Barefoot Networks, PISA, and P4. (via)
- Episode 2: Shenzhen and the Maker Movement.
- Choo-choo-choosing a new every day machine.
- Unix Auth against AD or LDAP Suggestions.
- Why the hype for docker?
- “Gtk 4.0 is not Gtk 4”. Two tracks, one stable, one breaking API every 6 months. (via Rolinh on IRC)
- David Li code-based animations. Prettier than I make it sound. (via)
- IF Only: Text Adventures For People Who Hate Guessing The Verb.
- ZFS: Apple’s New Filesystem That Wasn’t. Sorta-BSD. (via)
- The Ultimate NetBSD Router. (Thanks, Tobias)
- Shawn Webb Tells You All About HardenedBSD Project.
- Using FreeBSD as a File Server With ZFS. Online course.
- Latest issue of the FreeBSD Journal now available.
- 2016 FreeBSD Community Survey.
- DiscoverBSD for 2016/06/13.
- OPNsense 16.1.17 released.
- BSDCan 2016 Recap. From iXSystems.
- Lightly Experienced OS X and GNU/Linux User Looking to Learn [Free]BSD.
- Unik – The Unikernel Compilation and Deployment Platform (uses NetBSD’s Rump) (via)
- First image of someone trying to sell a commercial version of BSD 4.1 in 1982 (Fortune Systems 32:16)
- ART single thread performances. (via)
garbage has BSDCan trip reports, OpenBSD news, and complaints about CVS, among other things. CVS is an easy target but I want to hear it.
There are USB devices out there that are sort of like a mouse, as in they work as a pointing device, but they don’t show up as a mouse device. For example, the PowerMate USB Multimedia Controller. It’s possible to pipe the events from this or similar ‘weird’ devices to sysmouse, and use it the way you’d expect, with this fix from user tautology.
BSDNow episode 146 is available, with an interview of Hans Petter Selasky about USB and FreeBSD. There’s also a nice collection of links to BSDCan material, including video from the event.
As part of his NVMe work, Matthew Dillon found I/O speed so fast that CRC checking actually got in the way of disk activity. He’s brought in a new CRC algorithm called xxHash. He also brought in Mark Adler’s hardware iscsi_crc32 implementation, but did not add it to Hammer2. There’s some work on read-ahead operations too, to deal with the NVMe throughput.
(Posting earlier than the usual ‘In Other BSDs’ content, because it’s happening tomorrow.)
NYCBUG is meeting tomorrow, June 15 at 18:45 Eastern time. It’ll be at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge, 140 E 27th St. in New York City. The speaker is Shawn Webb, and he’ll be talking about his HardenedBSD work in “Adventures in HardenedBSD”.